Sea lion causes scare by dragging girl into water in Canada

Sea lion causes scare by dragging girl into water in Canada

The footage posted to YouTube quickly went viral (Credit: YouTube)

Monday, May 22, 2017

A sea lion caused a scare after it dragged a young girl into a local river in Canada. 

The video, posted to YouTube, shows a sea lion bobbing up and down in the water with no obvious malice.

But when a young girl sits on the dock, the sea lion lunges up and grabs her, dragging her back into the water. 

A man leaps in after her to pull her out, and the girl is quickly ushered away from the dock.

The footage quickly went viral - watch it below: